FreshGrade: Commendations, Recommendations & Limitations

(continued from earlier posts Deirdre’s Reflections, Kevin’s Reflection,  the introduction to our action research, emphasizing student autonomy) -by Deirdre Bailey and Kevin Sonico A major advantage of the FreshGrade tool that has been touched on briefly above but merits further discussion was … Continue reading FreshGrade: Commendations, Recommendations & Limitations

Teachers as Researchers: Theme 3 – Modeling Entrepreneurial Spirit

This is part 3 of a series of blog posts by Kevin Sonico (Grade 9 Math/Science Teacher) on Research Experience and Its Impact on Teaching Practice. Theme 1 on Professional Growth can be read here and Theme 2 on Student Voice can be read here. Teacher-researchers classified the nature of their inquiries as exploratory and investigated different elements of their practice. From teaching a lesson, to reporting student learning, to structuring a class, participants viewed the RI program as an opportunity to chronicle and share new experiences with an audience. Their willingness to experience such a rigorous and public endeavour … Continue reading Teachers as Researchers: Theme 3 – Modeling Entrepreneurial Spirit

Film Screening: The Happy Movie (Tuesday, Dec. 16)

Connect Charter School is thrilled to be hosting a screening of “The Happy Movie” as part of our annual Peace Festival. This screening is open to members of the general public and is free (please consider bringing a donation to the Calgary Food Bank). In conjunction with the film, there will also be an artisan craft market open before and after. See attached poster for more information regarding the artisans. Doors open at 6pm for the craft market and the movie will begin at 7pm. Hope to see you there!     Continue reading Film Screening: The Happy Movie (Tuesday, Dec. 16)